How-To — HDUV Jiggin' Paddle Tail

How-To: Extreme Night Tarpon Fishing Bridges and inlets

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Carter Andrews and Ross Gallagher chase the silver king at night in howling winds in Southwest Florida. Together they hook and land tarpon and snook on the Hogy HDUV Jiggin’ Eels and Paddle Tails. Lures: HDUV 9″ Jiggin' Eel & HDUV 8″ Jiggin’ Paddle Tail Rigging: Hogy Barbarian 10/0 Jig Heads 1oz, 2oz Rod: 8′ Sewell Custom Tarpon Swim Bait Rod & 7′ 6″ Shimano Terez Heavy Spinning Reel: Shimano Sustain FG 10K & Shimano Stella SW 8k Line: Power Pro Slick 50lb Leader: 80lb Mono

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Pro Talk: Night Jigging Techniques for Florida Inlet and Bridge Tarpon

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Ross Gallagher, sales director at Hogy Lure Company, to discuss night jigging techniques for Florida inlet and bridge Tarpon with various Hogy soft baits. Here's what we learned...  Capt. Ross GallagherThe Intrepid AnglerHogy Lure CompanyLocation: Southwest Florida Tides: In the summer, big night time out-going tides feature massive numbers of shrimp and crabs flushing out of bays into the open water, fueling a feeding frenzy along coastal inlets and around bridges. Incoming tides can be very good as well, but I often do better during the top half of the incoming tide. Approach: Stealth...

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How-To: Targeting Monster Tarpon at Night in a Hobie Pro Angler

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Ross Gallagher, sales director at Hogy Lure Company, to discuss targeting monster Tarpon at night in southwest Florida with the Hogy Original Series. Here's what we learned... Capt. Ross Gallagher The Intrepid Angler Location: Southwest Florida Tides: Either side of slack tide. Often, tarpon will be the most active as the tide slows down and speeds up around slack tide. Approach: Targeting big fish in a kayak is challenging in it’s own right. Trying to do this at night requires a keen eye for safety, weather and good decisions. It’s essential to wear a...

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Pro Talk: Slow Your Roll with Big Swim Baits for Spring Stripers

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Tyler Nonn to discuss slowing your roll with big swim baits for spring stripers in the Chesapeake Bay area. Here's what we learned..  Capt. Tyler NonnWebsite: www.twcharters.com Location: Chesapeake Bay major river mouths, structure, bridges, rock piles, and rips.  Tides: Generally I like the last half of the incoming tide and first half of the outgoing. Watch the wind direction – because of the general shallow nature of the Bay wind can delay, hold back or alter the current greatly. Safest bet is to keep your baits in current and fish your spots...

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How-To: Outer Cape Cod Stripers

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We spent 15 minutes on the phone with Capt. Steve Kirk to discuss fishing for outer Cape Cod striped bass with the Hogy Originals. Here's what we learned...  Capt. Steve KirkWebsite: www.captainkirkenterprises.com Location: Off Provincetown – Between Race Point and The Golf Ball. Tides: Fishing is good on either end of the tide, fishing is better during a moving tide. Approach: This “run and gun” style of fishing requires a keen eye on the horizon for surface activity. Spotting diving birds is a sure sign there is fish activity nearby. When approaching a feeding school, make sure to motor down some distance away...

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